Jeff Bezo's e-commerce company shaded Walmart after the retail giant announced plans for next day's deployment roll-out on Tuesday – just weeks after Amazon said it would invest $ 800 million to offer a free one-day freight to its Prime members. Amazon does not immediately provide a timeline for the new option.
In what many consider a jab to Amazon, Walmart said this week that it would offer consumers the next day delivery on a "wide range of general goods" worth $ 35 or more without a membership fee. Walmart's NextDay service will start in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California, eventually expanding 75 percent (including "40 of the 50 largest US metro areas") by the US population by the end of the year.
But Amazon wants to remind customers that the one day delivery option is already available in thousands of cities.
"Others are trying to get their fast cargo games. Facts are Amazon customers in thousands of cities over 44 major metropolitan areas already have access to millions of items with free delivery on the same day," Amazon tweeted Tuesday afternoon. "Customers are clear ̵
Bezos went to Twitter hours later to toutas Amazon's $ 1.5 billion new air hub in Kentucky, which he says will get customers their packages even faster.
"Three million square meters, and it's going to create 2000 jobs. And if you're guessing you're driving a front loader, it was fun, you're right! #amazon #prime " wrote he along with a video of himself behind the wheel of a tractor at the break.
Amazon has a 50-year lease of approximately 900 acres at Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport, where it will handle its own freight to reduce costs and get parcels to customers faster.
From Wednesday afternoon Walmart has not responded directly to Amazon's tweet. In a press release about the upcoming delivery time for the next day, Walmart focused on the benefits to both themselves and customers.
"Our new NextDay delivery is not only good for customers, it also gives good business sense. Contrary to what you might think it will cost us less – no more – delivering orders the next day. Comes from a single filling center closest to the customer, which means that the order is shipped in a box or as few as possible, and it travels a shorter distance via cheap ground, the company said.
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Moody's analyst Charlie O & # 39; Shea wrote in a note on Tuesday that Walmart continues to have a "meaningful advantage" over Amazon in the form of 5,300 store locations.
"In addition To give consumers access to the same day by purchasing online orders in the store, these stores increase a world-class proprietary distribution network as they are also potential shipping points, "Shea wrote.
Fox Business & # 39, Brittany De Lea bi went to this report.